PISCATAWAY, N.J. (April 15, 2014) – Rutgers Athletics has announced the finalized itinerary for its annual day of events surrounding the Scarlet and White game on Rutgers Day (Saturday, April 26). Big Ten Network will be at High Point Solutions Stadium during the Scarlet and White game handing out free t-shirts.
The marquee event of the day is the annual Scarlet and White spring football game, withkickoff set for 4 p.m. Fans not in attendance for the game can watch online via RVision at ScarletKnights.com. Chris Carlin, Ray Lucas and Anthony Fucilli will call the game.
Special Olympics New Jersey will send two teams of Olympians to play the final five minutes of flag football at the Scarlet and White game on the field at HighPoint Solutions Stadium. Last season, Rutgers football welcomed children affected by Hurricane Sandy to play the final five minutes of the spring game at High Point Solutions Stadium.
Following the Scarlet and White game, fans can get autographs from all of their favorite Scarlet Knights and receive the 2014 Rutgers football team poster.
The Rutgers women’s basketball team, winners of the 2014 WNIT championship, will be honored at the Scarlet and White game as well. Fans are invited to meet andgreet the 2014 WNIT champions and take photos with the championship trophy outside the stadium on the North Plaza from 3-3:45 p.m.
Additionally, the 10 members of the Rutgers women’s basketball team will be recognized at halftime. Led by head coach C. Vivian Stringer in her 19th season at the helm, the Scarlet Knights won their final three games of the WNIT on the road, including a 56-54 victory over UTEP in the championship game in front of 12,222 at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas.
Other activities include an autograph session with NFL alumni, face painting, mini combine and more. Events are set to begin at 10:30 a.m. and admission is free.
The Believe Bowl was established in 2011 and is a flag football game played by alumni in support of former Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand. For more information on joining Team LeGrand towards research to find a cure for paralysis and helping improve the quality of life for people with spinal cord injuries, click here.
The “Be the Match” bone marrow drive will start at 10:30 a.m. and last until kickoff of the game at 4 p.m. at the North Plaza. The process takes just a few minutes and a cotton swab to join the national bone marrow registry. That could help savesomeone’s life from a blood cancer.
April 26 Schedule of Events
10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.: SAAC Face Painting (Athletes Glen)
10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Be the Match Bone Marrow (North Plaza)
10:30 a.m. – Noon: SAAC Mini Combine (F Fields)
10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.: SAAC North Plaza Performances/Games (North Plaza)
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Believe Bowl IV – Alumni Flag Football Game (Stadium-Field)
2 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.: Football NFL/Alumni Autograph Session (South Concourse)
3 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.: Women’s Basketball Autographs and Photos with WNIT Championship Trophy (North Plaza)
4 p.m.: Scarlet & White Spring Game
Approx. 5:15 p.m.: Rutgers Football student-athlete autographs on the field following the spring game